Public university presidents from across the nation are meeting this month to talk about replacing dwindling state support for their campuses with more dollars from the federal government, reports the Associated Press. Universities already get some federal funding—most notably for research—but University of Washington President Mark Emmert said he believes it would be in the nation's best interest for the federal government to get more involved in supporting the day-to-day needs of public research universities. Emmert will host one of the five regional meetings the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities is convening. The others are in Texas, Georgia, Wisconsin,...

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